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        THE EMPEROR'S ROUT. Illustrated by coloured plates. Price two shillings and sixpence.

      38 [2 ad's] pages. Illustrated with 4 finely hand-coloured full-page coloured lithographs after M. Gauci, printed by C. Motte. Original printed wrappers. 8vo. 16.4 x 10.5 cm. First edition. Spine expertly restored. The book is an imitation of Roscoe's Butterfly's Ball. Scarce. Osborne I, page 62, for the second edition of 1843.

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        History of Ireland, ancient and modern, taken from the most authentic records, by the Abbé Mac-Geoghegan; published at Paris in 1758, under the authority of the King of France, and dedicated to the Irish Brigade. translated from the French by P. O'Kelly, late Professor of languages in the city of Versailles

      Dublin printed for the author of the translation by T. O'Flanagan -32 1831 - 3 volumes. 8vo. pp523, errata page, 4 pages of subscribers' names; 528; 524. volume one rebound in cloth, retaining the original cloth covering from the front board. volumes 2 and 3 in the original cloth, with a bit of wear and light staining, but in sound condition. scattered light foxing, but generally clean internally. each title-page carries a gift inscription from the Duke of Leinster (one of the subscribers) to Arthur Henry. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelle théorie de l'action capillaire

      Paris: 1831. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (260x205 mm). [4], 300 pp., 1 fold. engraved plate. Contemp. half leather (slightly bumped and rubbed), spine gilt with label, title and back of plate with stamp, some foxing to text. Provenance: K.K. Technische Militair Academie (bookplate and stamps); Verne Roberts, Bibliotheca Mechanica (bookplate). Good, wide margined copy. ----Sotheran/Zeitlinger, 2nd suppl., no. 5926). Roberts/Trent, Bibliotheca mechanica, p. 260 (this copy). Roller & Goodman II.315. - First edition. The important French mathematical physicist, Poisson (1781-1840), published numerous articles and memoirs from the turn of the century, but most of his books came in the last ten years of his life. "It must. be acknowledged that his books exhibit an uncommon gift for clear exposition and consitute an ambitious project for the instruction of future generations of students." (D.S.B.). "Poisson's above and Laplace's are the chief memoirs published on the subject of capillarity. Poisson's theory differs considerably from Laplace's, although both arrive at the same results." "This is the first part of his projected Traité de physique mathématique. A second edition appeared in 1833, as well as a second part to this projected work, Théorie mathématique de la chaleur, 1835" (Roberts/Trent). Very Good.

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        [Computers] Table of the Logarithms of the Natural Numbers From 1 To 108000

      London: Printed for B Fellowes, Ludgate Street. 1831. Second Edition, being the First Corrected Edition; the earlier printing featured nine errors which, given the content, were crucial. Tall octavo pp. xx, 202, [1 imprint]. A very attractive copy in a most elaborate full binding (for a table of logarithms) of straight-grain green morocco with heavy silk endpapers, all edges gilt with inner gilt dentelles; possibly a presentation binding (although unsigned) -both boards are intricately tooled with a geometric design of gilt rings. Later bookplate of historian Wilhem Voss of Hamburg-Altona to pastedown, some faint dampstaining to margin of first and final leaves, some sunning to covers. Very good indeed. Babbage is known for his advocacy of the "difference engine" an early calulating device and precursor of the modern computer.

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        Il Canal Grande di Venezia.

      Venice: Tipografia di Commercio, 1831. Oblong folio, 12pp. text accompanied by two en graved frontispieces (one heightened with gold), title-page with engraved vignette, one map, and 48 superb plates, all with original hand-colouring; a fine copy in contemporary Venetian grained calf, gilt, spine lettered and ornately decorated in gilt, bright blue endpapers, silk marker. A fine and fresh copy, in its original Venetian binding, of this very charming and carefully coloured continuous panoramic view of the Grand Canal in Venice. The plates form a panorama of both sides of the Canal, with lithographed captions in the lower margins detailing all of the main buildings depicted.Antonio Quadri, 1777-1845, secretary to the Governor of Venice, produced several books on his city. These views of the Grand Canal were prepared for publication by the Venetian artist Dionisio Moretti (draughtsman and engraver, ?1790-?1834). The first version of the work appeared three years before this, in 1828, with the views arranged on facing pages (whereas in this edition they are more appropriately printed on rectos only). That first version seems not to have had the preliminary text present here, nor did it have the coloured title, while the colouring of its plates appears to have been a little less fine, and the actual arrangement of the plates shows some differences. (An online version of the earlier edition can be seen at http://www.splrarebooks.com).The first version also called for 60 plates on its title-page although only 47 in fact appeared: here the title-page correctly describes 48 plates, to which should be added two plates at the start showing respectively a gondola and the royal barge or Bucintoro, the latter appropriately heightened with gold. A pictorial title-page incorporates a vignette of the Rialto Bridge (by F. Zuani, after G. Borsato). A subsequent edition in 1838, printed on the Armenian press on the island of San Lazzaro, described itself as the second edition but was therefore in fact the third.The main series of 48 plates comprises firstly a map of the Grand Canal noting all the traghetti offering crossings of the canal, followed by plates 2-20 for the left or south side, and plates 21-48 for the longer right or northern side of the canal.The built landscape remains completely recognisable today, indeed is virtually unchanged in the nearly two centuries that have passed since Quadri made the drawings for his beautiful survey in the 1820s.A full list of the plates may be had on request. In fine condition.

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        Codigo Penal Santa Cruz (1831) [and] Codigo Penal Santa Cruz (1873).

      1831. Two rare imprints. Rare Early Penal Codes for Bolivia and Peru [Santa Cruz y Calaumana, Andres (1792-1865)]. Codigo Penal Santa-Cruz. Ayacucho: Imprenta del Colejio de Educandas, 1831. vi, 6, 134 [234] pp. [Bound with] [Santa Cruz y Calaumana, Andres]. Codigo Penal Santa-Cruz para el Regimen de la Republica Boliviana. Cochabamba: Imprenta de la Restauracion, 1873. v, 164, 30, vi pp. Octavo (8" x 5-1/2"). Later buckram, red and black lettering pieces to spine. Some soiling and shelfwear, chipping to edges of lettering pieces. Moderate toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Location label to spine, small inkstamps and annotations in pencil to title pages. Solid copies of two rare imprints. $1,500. * First editions. Santa Cruz was the President of Peru in 1827, then divided into the states of North and South-Peru, President of Bolivia from 1829 to 1839 and the Supreme Protector of the short-lived Peru-Bolivian Confederation (1836-1839), which he established. He was such a Francophile that he was known as "El Afrancesado." While president of Bolivia he reformed the legal system along French lines and introduced a series of codes based on the Code Napoleon. These codes, including the 1831 Bolivian criminal code, are among the earliest codes produced in post-colonial Latin America. The 1875 code is a reprinting of a heavily revised version of Santa Cruz's code adopted in 1862. OCLC locates 5 copies of the 1831 code, 1 in North America (at LA County Law Library), 1 copy of the 1873 code (at the National Library of Chile). See Clagett, A Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Peru 76-77.

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        The Life of Thomas Muir, Esq. Advocate... who was tried for sedition before the High Court of Judiciary in Scotland, and sentenced to Transportation for Fourteen Years...

      Glasgow: W.R. McPhun, Trongate; Simpkin & Marshall, London, 1831. Octavo, with a silhouette portrait as frontispiece, old half calf, y. Scarce: the standard memoir of the 18th-century Scottish martyr. Thomas Muir was the most famous of the so-called "Scottish Martyrs" sentenced to transportation after free speech trials in Scotland. Together with his unfortunate fellow exiles he arrived in Sydney on the Surprize in October 1794. Muir lived quietly on a small farm on the North Shore opposite Sydney Cove, but in early 1796 caused a furore by taking advantage of the arrival of the American-registered fur-trader the Otter to escape English imprisonment. After an extraordinary series of adventures in America he eventually reached Paris in 1797 where he "assisted the Directoire on a proposal to invade England and worked on a lengthy manuscript account of his exile and subsequent travels... " (Wantrup). In 1799 he died in poverty.Ferguson recorded three copies of the book in Australian libraries, those originally owned by Dixson, Mitchell and himself. Rubbed, a few spots and stains but generally good.

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        The State of New South Wales, in December, 1830; in a Letter by R.S. Hall, proprietor and editor of the Sydney Monitor.

      London: Joseph Cross, 1831. Octavo pamphlet, 24 pp., stitch-sewn, bookplate; a remarkable copy in the original yellow printed wrappers; preserved in an attractive blue quarter morocco box, gilt. A remarkably fine copy of this rarity, in the original yellow printed wrappers: 'A rare pamphlet containing a description of New South Wales and a plea for the continuance of transportation to the colony. It advocates also the introduction of trial by jury and an elective legislature' (Ferguson). The essay was published in London by Joseph Cross, without doubt the most significant promoter of the Australian colonies in the period, his best-known and perhaps most influential publication having been Atkinson's Account of the State of Agriculture & Grazing in New South Wales (1826).This influential essay was addressed to Robert Gouger, then serving as Secretary to the National Colonization Society, who would become heavily involved in the founding of the colony in South Australia. The nine main topics are as follows: notes on diseases ("New South Wales... is a healthy colony"), climate, soil, convict labourers ("the chief course of all our prosperity, in the absence of slave labour"), a description of emigrants wanted (in which section the first priority is given to "Wine and olive dressers from the South of Europe"), precautions for emigrants, a comparison of NSW with North America and the Cape of Good Hope, and the requirements to make the colony suitable for British emigration. Hall's work also includes several interesting remarks in the form of footnotes, at different points quite critical of the main essay - it is probably fair to assume that these remarks were added by Gouger in reply.Edward Smith Hall (here erroneously referred to as "R.S. Hall") was the sole-proprietor and printer of the polemical Sydney newspaper the Monitor, which was founded in 1826 and played an important role in contemporary politics; it was one of the papers that Governor Darling tried to curb with his so-called "gagging Act", and Hall was routinely in the dock regarding the endless libel cases that clogged the Supreme Court of the day. Hall was a real mover and shaker in Sydney, helping found the Bank of New South Wales, the Benevolent Society of New South Wales, and becoming a joint editor of the Australian, retaining the position even after he had left the Monitor in 1838 (see J.A. Ferguson, 'Edward Smith Hall and the "Monitor",' JRAHS, XVII, pp. 163-200).Bob Edwards purchased this copy at the Davidson sale of 2006, the only known sale of this work in decades.

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        Important ALS from the Flogging Parson

      Parramatta: 29 April, 1831. Two-page ALS in Marsden's hand,on watermarked paper, 325 x 200 mm., original red wax seal, old folds; stamp for the Parramatta post office. A letter from the aging and indefatigable Marsden to the pastoralists' agent, George Ranken agreeing to terms, presumably for the leasing of a property.In his tenure as Chaplain to the Colony and incumbent of St John's Parramatta, Marsden had become a wealthy man and a considerable landowner. He was, that is, a controversial figure in New South Wales: most stinging were the charges levelled at him by Governor Macquarie and William Wentworth to which Marsden had responded in his An Answer to Certain Calumnies in the Late Governor Macquarie's Pamphlet, and the Third Edition of Mr. Wentworth's Account of Australasia (London, 1826).This letter is written after Marsden's sixth and penultimate visit to New Zealand from March to May 1830. He had visited for the first time with his daughter Mary and at some personal cost 'played a vital part in restoring peace between the rival armies in the bloody Girls' War. A no less significant move was to set up a farm at Waimate North, to render the settlers less dependent on uncertain and expensive supplies from New South Wales and to set an example of peaceful, constructive industry. He threw himself into the work of teaching the small groups of anxious young inquirers who visited him in the evenings, and preaching in Ma ri to the crowds who gathered round him wherever he went.' (Dictionary of New Zealand Biography). Marsden had, with the backing of the Church Missionary Society, established the Church in New Zealand, and was responsible for transforming the Maori economy and making way for the annexation of New Zealand by the British.In the wake of this visit, Marsden appears anxious for Kinghorne, (Alexander Kinghorne, the Civil Engineer of the Colony) to visit New Zealand as soon as possible and to organise the establishment of a mill, to further ensure the growth of a stable society and a self-sustaining economy. The letter underlines the difficulties of distance and terrain-his beloved son Charles (who was largely to dissipate his father's bequest) is to travel to Bathurst as soon as the flooded South Creek Bridge will allow. The bridge, first built in 1813 by convict labour, was near Windsor on the Hawkesbury.Marsden had a gentler reputation in New Zealand, for whilst stern and pious he had shown great energy in the establishment of the first school and opposing trade in arms.Letters by Marsden are important and rare on the market and this is a very good, late example.G Ranken Esq.BathurstParramatta 29th April 1831Dear Sir,I received your note and will agree to the terms Mr. R[anken] finalises viz. £50 per annum Stirling-my son Charles will be up as soon as the rain will allow him. We have very heavy rain-the floods have carried away several of the bridges amongst them the South Creek Bridge-I will write [... ] to Mr Kinghorne about going to New Zealand. He must go as soon as he conveniently can-I must leave the matter to him what kind of a mill to build there a single motion I think would answer but he will be a better judge than I shall.I remain,d[ea]r SirYours very truly,Samuel Marsden. Very good.

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        A Digest of the Criminal Law of England; As Altered by the Recent Statutes for the Consolidation and Improvement of it [with] A Supplement to Deacon's Digest of The Criminal Law of England . . . by W.M. Hindmarch. Three Volumes [complete]

      Printed by A. Strahan . . . for Saunders and Benning [etc.]. First edition of the exhaustive compilation by an Inner Temple barrister ("a thorough and cautious commentator" in the words of Leon Radzinowicz) undertaken during the midst of the great nineteenth century reforms of English criminal law. Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, a clean usable set, the bindings similar, though not identical, in appearance. Printed by A. Strahan . . . for Saunders and Benning [etc.], London, 1831-36.

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        Allgemeine Preußische Staats-Zeitung. 5 Jgg. (in 7 Tln.).

      Berlin, 1831 ff. - 4°. Pp. Rotschnitt. Vorhanden sind die Jahrgg. 1831 [ab Nr. 91/März], 1832 und 1833 in jeweils 2 Teilen, 1834, 1835. Gut erhaltene Bibliotheksexemplare. Zus. 600.-- EUR.

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        Notre-Dame de Paris

      Paris: Charles Gosselin, 1831. First edition, third issue. Title vignettes by Tony Johannot. [viii], 404; [iv], 536 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound to style in the early 20th-century in red half morocco and embossed paper over boards, smooth spines stamped in gilt and blind to cathedral design, t.e.g., the rest uncut, by René Aussourd (signed in gilt at foot of spine and on front free endpaper). Slight rubbing to extremities, expert paper repair to lower outside corner of vol. I half-title, and repairs to a few other paper faults throughout. In a custom gilt-ruled full brown morocco slipcase and chemise by R. Patron. Johannot, Tony. First edition, third issue. Title vignettes by Tony Johannot. [viii], 404; [iv], 536 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. First edition, third issue, of Hugo's first great success as a novelist, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, in a fine retrospective binding by René Aussourd. Though styled the "Troisème Édition" on the title-page, this is in fact the third issue of the first edition. The entire edition consisted of four separate issues of 275 copies each, with each issue designated as a separate edition on the title-page. Notre-Dame de Paris is more commonly known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, the title under which the first English translation by Frederic Shoberl appeared in 1833. Set in 15th-century Paris, the novel introduces a memorable cast of Romantic characters; some, such as the hunchback Quasimodo and the gypsy girl Esmérald, have so permeated our culture that they've reached the status of archetypes. Hugo hoped that his novel would reverse the sad neglect of Gothic architecture in his country, much of which had fallen into ruin or been brutally altered. Indeed, Hugo created a depiction of Notre-Dame "so erudite and familiar that it caused a revolution in architectural taste. The success of this darkly moving novel was immediate, establishing Hugo as the premier historical novelist of his time" (Oxford Companion to Literature in French). In a fine retrospective French romantic binding by René Aussourd, recalling the work of Simier or Thouvenin. Aussourd studied under his uncle Charles Meunier and was first gilder at Chambolle-Duru before starting his own business in 1912 (Devauchelle III, p. 243). Carteret I, p. 402

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        Bibliotheca Müntereriana sive Catalogus Liborum quos reliquit

      Hafnia (Copenhagen) 1831 - 584 pages p. Frederik Münters book collection wes one of the largest in Copenhagen, and gives a fine picture of the extencive library. The books are described in the language in which they are printet Comtemporary soft binding. No wrapper, A little loos but holding together [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Vie de Mélanie bergère de la Salette écrite par elle-même en 1900 - Son enfance (1831-1846)

      First editionHandsome autograph insciption from Léon Bloy to the painter Georges Rouault: "Rien pour son art - Il n'y a pas de caricature".Spine reinforced with some filled in lacks, a tear repaired to the half title page,the one with the inscription.This copy has a chemise an slipcase of full black morocco over marbled paper boards, lined with sheep.Rouault fait la connaissance de Léon Bloy en 1904 par l'intermédiaire d'une de ses oeuvres: « On m'apprend que le peintre Georges Rouault, élève de Gustave Moreau, s'est passionné pour moi. Ayant trouvé chez son maître "La Femme pauvre"..., ce livre l'a mordu au coeur, blessé incurablement » (Journal de L. Bloy, 16 mars 1904). Naît alors une indéfectible amitié entre les deux artistes. Cependant lorsqu'en 1905 Rouault expose au Salon d'Automne "Monsieur et Madame Poulot" inspiré du roman de Bloy, la réaction de celui-ci est violente: « ... Cet artiste qu'on croyait capable de peindre des séraphins, semble ne plus concevoir que d'atroces et vengeresses caricatures. L'infamie bourgeoise opère en lui une si violente répercussion d'horreur que son art paraît blessé à mort. Il a voulu faire mes Poulot personnages de "La Femme Pauvre". À aucun prix je ne veux de cette illustration. Il s'agissait de faire ce qu'il y a de plus tragique : deux bourgeois, mâle et femelle, complets : candides, pacifiques, miséricordieux et sages à mettre l'écume de la peur à la bouche des chevaux des constellations. Il a fait deux assassins de petite banlieue. » Nul mieux que Raïssa Maritain ne sut décrire l'amitié complexe qui unit le jeune peintre et le vieil écrivain, analysant à la fois "la raison profonde de leur dissentiment" en citant une lettre de Bloy à Rouault de 1907 : « Vous êtes attiré par le laid exclusivement. " comme leur "admiration" qu'elle explique par "la vive foi de l'un et de l'autre, (...) l'élévation et la rigueur de leur conscience d'artistes". "Combien de fois - écrit-elle - dans les années qui ont suivi, n'avons-nous pas vu Rouault chez Bloy, debout, appuyé contre le mur, un léger sourire sur ses lèvres closes, le regard au loin, le visage apparemment impassible, mais d'une pâleur qui allait s'accentuant lorsque la question de la peinture moderne était abordée. Rouault pâlissait, mais gardait jusqu'au bout un silence héroïque. Et toujours, malgré cette irréductible opposition sur la question même de son art, il est resté fidèle à Léon Bloy. On eût dit qu'il venait chercher chez Bloy les accusations mêmes qui tourmentaient en lui ce qu'il avait de plus cher, - non pour les soumettre à une discussion quelconque, mais pour éprouver contre elles la force de l'instinct qui l'entraînait vers l'inconnu et qui devait triompher de tout obstacle." ("A l'aube de nouvelles amitiés" in La Nouvelle Relève, octobre 1941)C'est le même Léon Bloy, respectueux mais immuablement critique à l'égard de son jeune ami, qui lui dédicace ce portrait d'une sainte, cette élégie de la beauté qu'il ne saura jamais percevoir dans l'oeuvre de Rouault. Mercure de France Paris 1912 12x19cm broché

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        Account of the Steps taken, in England, with a view to the establishment of an Academical Institution, or College, in New South Wales; and to demonstrating the practicability of effecting an extensive emigration of the industrious classes from the mother country to that colony.

      Sydney: Stephens and Stokes, 1831. Octavo, 27 pages, old (original?) marbled wrappers bound in; recent half morocco with crimson spine label, bookplate. A rare and early pamphlet by the prolific Lang, on the foundation of the Australian College, printed in Sydney by Stephens & Stokes the same year that they began publishing the Herald.In his preface, Lang discusses how the establishment of 'an Academical Institution, for the education of Youth... on the liberal and economical principles of the Schools and Colleges in Scotland' had been a dream of his since he arrived in the colony in 1822. Lang returned to England in 1830, where he argued for the adoption of the scheme, and was pleased with the positive response. As a result of his efforts, the Australian College was opened in 1831, surviving until 1854: 'at its best in the late 1830s it appears to have been run very efficiently' (ADB).One of the most attractive aspects of this pamphlet is the inclusion of a catalogue of "Donations for the Institution", which gives a glimpse of the resources available: these include, the works of Jeremy Bentham in thirty volumes octavo, donated by Bentham himself; scientific apparatus from Dr. Ure, late Professor of Natural Philosophy and Chemistry in Glasgow; and Boswell's Life of Johnson, "from a Young Gentleman in London".The work also contains much of interest regarding Lang's long-cherished plan of arranging for emigration to Australia, in particular the details of his involvement in chartering the famous Stirling Castle voyage.Ferguson knew at least one other copy in marbled wrappers, so it is likely that the old paper wrappers bound in here are indeed original. A little spotted but a very good copy, bindings mildly rubbed.

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        Notre-Dame de Paris

      Drawn first edition to 1100 copies divided in four installments, the last three with false particulars of second, third and fourth (Cf Clouzot); our copy bearing the false indication of fourth on the title pages of the two volumes.Binders half red calf, back with four nerves brightened with gold wheels and framed doubless nets gilded, decorated with romantic irons stamped cold in entrenerfs and broad casters gilded head and tail, contreplats and paper guards at the tank, all marbled sections, binders strictly at the time.Foxing as often.Precious copy in binding strictly quality of the time, which is rarely found. Charles Gosselin Paris 1831 13x21cm2 volumes in-8 reliés

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        Der Untergang des Reiches Juda. Ein historisch - kritischer Versuch.

      Breslau, Aderholz 1831 - 167 S., Bibliotheksexemplar, Einband beschabt, besonders an den Ecken und Kanten, Text ansonsten in sehr gutem Zustand, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 350

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        Bibliotheca Müntereriana sive Catalogus Liborum quos reliquit.

      Hafnia (Copenhagen), 1831. 584 pages pp. Frederik Münters book collection wes one of the largest in Copenhagen, and gives a fine picture of the extencive library. The books are described in the language in which they are printet. Comtemporary soft binding. No wrapper, A little loos but holding together. First Edition. 17012422

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        The life and surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe,of York,mariner. With introductory verses by Bernard Barton,and illustrated with numerous engravings from drawings by George Cruikshank expressly designed for this edition.London,Major,

      London,John Major 1831 - Lieve abrasione alla cuffia superiore del secondo volume. In due volumi. Perfetto esemplare in elegante legatura inglese del secolo XIX. Bellissime illustrazioni del celebre caricaturista George Cruikshank. Ex-libris ai contropiatti. In-8°;XVI+434 pp./406 pp.Legature in vitellino avana marmorato del sec XIX. Fregi e titoli in oro ai dorsi.Tagli dorati. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGIST [FOUR VOLUMES] The Natural History of the Birds of the United States

      Edinburgh: Constable & Company Ltd.. Very Good+. 1831. Hardcover. All four volumes show wear to spine & extremities and light foxing. Volume one front hinge weakening ; Detailed descriptions of America's bird population, with volumes one and two having illustrations on the title page. Additional work by Charles Bonaparte and George Ord ; 8vo; 271,334,362,320 pages .

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        Ganka kinno [trans.: Causes, Diagnoses, and Treatments of Eye Diseases]

      Woodcut illus. in the text. Printed on double leaves, oriental style. Four vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers, orig. block printed title label on upper cover, stitched as issued in the oriental style. Edo: 1831. [with]: -. Zoku Ganka kinno [trans.: Causes, Diagnoses, and Treatments of Eye Diseases, Second Series]. Woodcut illus. in the text (several are color printed). Two vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers, orig. block printed title label on upper cover, new stitching. Edo: 1837. First edition. "In 1831 Fuichi or Shinichi or Toshiatsu Honjo (died 1846) published his Ganka kinno, a Japanese work in four volumes comparing the theory and practice of Chinese and European (Dutch) ophthalmological methods. After the usual series of commendatory prefaces, that book presented the gross anatomy of the eye with particular reference to the ocular muscles and the optic nerve; following that, the description of the geometrical optics of the eye: the projection of an external object on the retina; and the degree or range of normal vision, from myopia to hyperopia, in relation to the curvature of the crystalline lens. All of these descriptions were illustrated with colored woodblock prints. Of unique interest is an illustration showing the different appearances of the doko ('apple of the eye' = the pupil) in the successive stages in the making of artificial eyes. Volumes 1 and 2 presented diseases or abnormal conditions of the external or accessory structures of the eye (e.g. the eyelids) and treated of trauma, trachoma and acute conjunctivitis. Volume 3 elaborated the diseases and pathology of the internal eye (i.e. the eyeball). Volume 4 consisted entirely of prescriptions for the treatment of eye diseases. At that time in Japan ophthalmological science was a combination or admixture of Chinese and Dutch knowledge, and the Ganka kinno was considered the best monograph on that practice… "A continuation of that work by Fuichi Honjo appeared in 1837 under the title Zoku ganka kinno, in two volumes. That was a sort of clinical section to the earlier work. A series of wood-block illustrations, some in color, showed a variety of ophthalmological instruments, with textual descriptions of their use, and pictures of their application. For example, an instrument for applying medicine to the eye was made by tying a bag containing the medicine around the end of a wooden handle, and used by squeezing it against the eye with the head tilted backward. An eye-dropper, syringes, and a magnifying glass for use by the oculist were figured. Ophthalmological instruments consisted of various kinds of spoons, tubes, loops, forceps, scissors, needles, lances, knives, and clamps. Illustrations of each of these are shown. Retractors for the eyelids were of bamboo or of copper. Metallic instruments (cautery irons) to be heated in a charcoal fire were shown, with an illustration of them in use. Other pictures showed the use of special needles in the treatment of cataract."-Mestler, A Galaxy of Old Japanese Medical Books With Miscellaneous Notes on Early Medicine in Japan. Part IV. Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Dentistry, pp. 334-35. Honjo was one of the most prominent physicians in Japan and was well-known as an educator familiar with Chinese, Western, and Japanese medicine. He worked very closely with P.F. von Siebold. The present book was the standard work on ophthalmology in Japan throughout the 19th century. Fine set.

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        Aalborg.

      1831 1831 - Håndkoloreret litografi. Tegnert efter Naturen og på Steen af Fr. Wilh. Otto. Flensborger Steentryk 1831. Lysmål 36,5x44 cm. Indrammet i smuk kilet "Damborgramme". * Litografiet, der er yderst sjældent, viser Aalborg set fra landlige omgivelser i syd med Budolfi Kirke som centrum og med fjorden i baggrunden.

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        MEYERBEER Giacomo Robert le Diable Opéra Chant Piano 1831

      - MEYERBEER GiacomoRobert le DiableOpéra en cinq actesParoles de MM. E. Scribe et G. DelavigneMusique de Giacomo Meyerbeerpour Chant et Piano Partition de Piano arrangée par J. P. PixisParis, chez Maurice Schlesinger M. S. 1157XIXe siècle 1831407 pages reliéesGrand Format : 36.5 x 28.5 cmTrès bon état, couverture très défraîchiea1554 Opéra et Ballet

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        Notre-Dame de Paris

      2 volumes in-8 de (8) et 404 Paris, Charles Gosselin, 1831, , 2 volumes in-8 de (8) et 404 pages ; et de II. 536 pages, demi-maroquin rouge du XIXe siècle dans le goût du temps, signet, Premier état de l'édition originale, rarissime. Comme l'indiquait Clouzot : "tiré à 1 100 exemplaires, divisés en quatre branches, les trois dernières avec mentions : deuxième, troisième ou quatrième édition. Ceux de la première tranche, sans mention d'édition et sans nom d'auteur sont fort rares et, à qualité égale, se vendent couramment trois fois plus cher que les autres. En ce cas, ne pas se montrer trop exigeant sur la qualité de la reliure et sur son état intérieur. Le livre est rare". Exemplaire incomplet du faux-titre et du titre du second volume et avec de nombreuses et importantes restaurations de papier (notamment sur la première page de titre qui porte, de toute sa diagonale, une longue balafre, comme à l'image du visage de Quasimodo). Bien que dans une reliure postérieure, édition totalement originale

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        Autograph letter signed

      London, 1831. Heurteloup, Charles L. S., Baron (1793-1864). Autograph letter signed to an unidentified correspondent. London, 7 September 1831. 1 page. 219 x 185 mm. Traces of former mounting present, but very good.From the inventor of the "perce-pierre" lithotrite for crushing stones in the bladder (see Garrison-Morton 4290), presenting a copy of his Cases of Lithotrity, or Examples of the Stone Cured without Incision (1831) to the president and members of the Royal College of Surgeons, to whom he had dedicated the work. The operation of lithotrity, in which an instrument is inserted into the bladder through the urethra to pulverize bladder calculi, marks the beginning of minimally invasive surgery. The operation was introduced by Jean Civiale in 1826, but Heurteloup's method was superior. He moved to London in 1829, and was the first to perform lithotrity in Great Britain. Ellis, History of Surgery, p. 192.

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        Teilansicht, Friedrichplatz, Ansicht anläßlich der "Fahnenweihe der Casseler BürgerGesamtansichtrde am 26. Mai 1831".

      - altgouachierte Lithographie b. Arnold, J.C., in Kassel, um 1831, 35,5 x 46,5 Dargestellt ist die Segnung der Fahnen. Der Friedrichsplatz ist voller Menschen, die dem Ereignis beiwohnen. Links die Ehrentribühne. Das Kolorit in frischen Farben. Das Blatt ist perfekt erhalten.

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        Map of the County Palatine of Chester from an actual Survey by A. Bryant. In the Years 1829, 1830 and 1831.

      Published by A. Bryant, 27 Grt. Ormond Street, May 3rd, 1831., London, - Andrew Bryant?Äôs large-scale map of Cheshire Large-scale engraved map, in two sections, fine original full-wash colour, dissected and mounted on linen, calligraphic title, key lower left, map edged in green silk, housed within original red morocco slipcase, lettered in gilt. Andrew Bryant?Äôs large-scale map of Cheshire.Between 1822 and 1835 Andrew Bryant surveyed thirteen English counties, much in the manner of the Greenwood brothers, though without the latters' extreme detail. With their swash lettering, vignette views and meticulous engraving there was a great similarity about their respective output. Of the six counties covered by both cartographers, in five instances they were both working in the field at the same time, even with the much talked about animosity between the Greenwoods and Bryant, it is most likely that they shared information. The map, like the Greenwoods', is very detailed, and shows boundaries of the counties, hundreds and parishes, churches and chapels, castles and quarries, farmhouses and gentlemen?Äôs seats, heaths and common land, woods, parliamentary representatives, and distances between towns. To the bottom right of the map is a fine engraving of Chester Cathedral. The map is on a scale of 1 1/4 inches to the mile. The maps by Bryant are appreciably scarcer than those of the Greenwoods.Scale: 1.25 inches to the statute mile. 1340 by 1610mm. (52.75 by 63.5 inches).

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        Notre-Dame de Paris

      - Charles Gosselin, Paris 1831, 13x21cm , 2 volumes in-8 reliés. - Drawn edizione originale a 1100 copie suddivise in quattro rate, gli ultimi tre con false indicazioni di seconda, terza e quarta (Cf Clouzot); la nostra copia recante la falsa indicazione di quarto sui frontespizi dei due volumi. Leganti vitello mezzo rosso, torna con quattro nervi ravvivate con ruote d'oro e incorniciato reti doubless dorato, decorato con ferri romantiche stampate a freddo in entrenerfs e le grandi ruote di testa e di coda dorata, contreplats e guardie di carta al tank, tutte le sezioni in marmo, legante esattamente all'ora. Foxing più spesso. copia prezioso legame strettamente qualità del tempo, che si trova raramente. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale tirée à 1100 exemplaires divisés en quatre tranches, les trois dernières comportant, sur les pages de titre, le nom de l'auteur et une fausse mention d'édition (Cf Clouzot), la nôtre avec la mention "quatrième édition". Reliures en demi veau rouge, dos, à quatre nerfs réhaussés de roulettes dorées et encadrés de doubless filets dorés, ornés de fers romantiques estampés à froid dans les entrenerfs et de larges roulettes dorées en tête et en queue, contreplats et gardes de papier à la cuve, toutes tranches jaspées, reliures strictement de l'époque, non signée mais proche du travail de Thouvenin. Pages de titres illustrées de deux vignettes deTony Johannot gravées sur bois. Rousseurs comme souvent. Précieux exemplaire, en reliure de l'époque de grande qualité, ce qui se rencontre rarement. « Cette édition originale, en bel état, est la plus rare de toutes les

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson Including A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides. A New Edition with Numerous Additions and Notes, By John Wilson Croker (Complete in Five Volumes)

      London: John Murray. Very Good. 1831. First Edition. Full Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall First edition edited by Croker with his additions and notes. Bound in full calf with five raised bands; elaborate gilt decoration; title and vol. number labels to spines; gilt and stamped borders to boards; gilt dentelles. Marbled edges and endpapers; silken bookmarkers. Light wear and marking to calf; bumping to corners; backstrip of vol.I appears to have been reglued and has a small loss close to tail of spine. Bookplate of Charles George Heathcote (designed by Harry Soane 1905) to front pastedowns of all vols. Foxing to eps, prelims, last few pages of all vols, the fold-out map to vol. II and fold-out Round Robin to vol. III; only very occasional spot to text otherwise. An attractive set of the first Croker edition and complete in five volumes. .

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        Spain in 1830,

      Whittaker, Treacher, and Co., London 1831 - 2 volumes. Small 4to. ix,(1),400;xi,(1),402 pp. Contemporary polished calf boards, marbled edges; nicely rebacked in calf with spines in six compartments with raised bands, gilt rules, red leather lettering labels, gilt, and gilt author and volume numbers. Frontispiece of the Al-Hambra in Vol,.1 (lightly foxed). Original boards show light wear at edges, else this is a very good set.Scarce travel title covering Biscay to Madrid to Toledo. Not found in Cox. OCLC reports only a handful of copies, with the majority of the listing pointing to an electronic edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES DE VOLTAIRE AVEC NOTES PREFACES AVERTISSEMENS REMARQUES HISTORIQUES ET LITTERAIRES - 45 VOLUMES - TOMAISON INCOMPLETE VOIR LA NOTICE.

      ARMAND AUBREE 1831 - R300122585: 459 + 532 + 504 + 444 + 466 + 466 + 476 + 496 + 535 + 468 + 467 + 451 + 431 + 518 + 587 + 575 + 504 + 560 + 526 + 476 + 508 + 516 + 508 + 508 + 475 + 476 + 492 + 551 + 527 + 463 + 436 + 460 + 524 + 503 + 478 + 506 + 508 + 490 + 482 + 491 + 474 + 496 + 460 + 476 + 476 pages - une gravure en noir et blanc sous serpente en frontispice dans les tomes 1, 9,18,42,52 - plats et contre plats jaspés - dos à 4 nerfs - auteur, tomaison, titre de la tomaison et filets dorés sur le dos - 8 photos disponibles. 45 VOLUMES = TOME 1 : VIE DE VOLTAIRE - TOME 3 : THEATRE II - TOME 4 : THEATRE III - TOME 5 : THEATRE IV - TOME 6 : THEATRE V - TOME 7 : THEATRE VI - TOME 8 : THEATRE VII - TOME 9 : LA HENRIADE EPITRES STANCES - TOME 11 : POESIES - TOME 12 : ESSAI SUR LES MOEURS ET L'ESPRIT DES NATIONS TOME 1 - TOME 13 : ESSAI SUR LES MOEURS ET L'ESPRIT DES NATIONS TOME 2 - TOME 14 : ESSAI SUR LES MOEURS ET L'ESPRIT DES NATIONS TOME 3 - TOME 15 : ESSAI SUR LES MOEURS ET L'ESPRIT DES NATIONS TOME 4 - TOME 16 : SIECLE DE LOUIS XIV TOME 1 - TOME 17 : SIECLE DE LOUIS XIV TOME 2 SIECLE DE LOUIS XV - TOME 18 : HISTOIRE DE CHARLES XII HISTIORE DE L'EMPIRE DE RUSSIE - TOME 26 : PHILOSOPHIE TOME 1 - TOME 27 : PHILOSOPHIE TOME 2 - TOME 28 : PHILOSOPHIE TOME 3 - TOME 29 : DIALOGUES ET ENTRETIENS PHILOSPHIQUES - TOME 30 : DICTIONNAIRE PHILOSOPHIQUE TOME 1 - TOME 31 : DICTIONNAIRE PHILOSOPHIE TOME 2 - TOME 32 : DICTIONNAIRE PHILOSOPHIE TOME 3 - TOME 33 : DICTIONNAIRE PHILOSOPHIE TOME 4 - TOME 34 : DICTIONNAIRE PHILOSOPHIE TOME 5 - TOME 35 : DICTIONNAIRE PHILOSOPHIE TOME 6 - TOME 36 : ROMANS TOME 1 - TOME 37 : ROMAN TOME 2 FACETIES - TOME 38 : MELANGES LITTERAIRES TOME 1 - TOME 39 : MELANGES LITTERAIRES TOME 2 - TOME 40 : COMMENTAIRES SUR CORNEILLE TOME 1 - TOME 41 : COMMENTAIRES SUR CORNEILLE TOME 2 - TOME 42 : CORRESPONDANCE GENERALE TOME 1 - TOME 43 : CORRESPONDANCE GENERALE TOME 2 - TOME 44 : CORRESPONDANCE GENERALE TOME 3 - TOME 45 : CORRESPONDANCE GENERALE TOME 4 - TOME 46 : CORRE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Versuch über die Metamorphose der Pflanzen. Übersetzt von Friedrich Soret. Nebst geschichtlichen Nachträgen. - Essais sur la Métamorphose des plantes.

      Stuttgart, Cotta, 1831. - 8°. (4), 239 S. Orig.-Broschur. Goed. IV 3, 577,3. Hagen 214. Pritzel 3452 - Endgültige Fassung in Erstausgabe; erste französische Ausgabe. - Dieser deutsch - französische Paralleldruck enthält die Zusätze im Erstdruck. Soret fertigte seine Übersetzung in engem Kontakt mit Goethe an. Goethes naturwissenschaftliches Hauptwerk erschien erstmals 1790 ohne die Zusätze. Mit dieser Schrift gilt Goethe als Mitbegründer der vergleichenden Morphologie. Goethe selbst schreibt, dass "der anschauende Begriff dem wissenschaftlichen unendlich vorzuziehen sei."- Unbeschnitten. Die Orig.-Broschur etwas randrissig, mit kl. Fehlstellen an den Ecken. Etwas stockfleckig. Authentisches Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Diccionario Geográfico Universal, dedicado a la Reine Nuestra Senora. 10 Bände. Imprenta de José Torner

      Barcelona, 1831. jeder Band mit ungefähr 1000 Seiten Ledereinband Zustand: Buchrücken mit Goldprägung. Einband ist jeweils etwas fleckig und verschmutzt. Ecken und Kanten sind etwas berieben und bestoßen. Buchrücken jeweils etwas berieben und bestoßen. Gelber Buchblock ist gering fleckig. Die Seiten sind gering gebräunt, fleckig und weisen leichte Gebrauchsspuren auf, sind aber gut erhalten. In spanischer Sprache! 28IHMex Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Lexika, Bände, spanische Bücher, Wörterbuch

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        DECISIONI DELLE GRAN CORTI CIVILI IN MATERIA DI DIRITTO

      STAMP. CARTIERA DEL FIBRENO, 1831. 9 TOMI IN NOVE VOLUMI QUALCHE TRACCIA DI TARLO, BORDI DEI PIATTI UN PO ROVINATI, DORSI NON IN PERFETTE CONDIZIONI 0

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        Sämmtliche Werke. Erste vollständige Originalausgabe. Band 1 bis 32. Zweiunddreißig Bände

      Kösel`sche Buchhandlung 1831 Kösel`sche Buchhandlung, Kempten, 1831 - 1838. Je Band ca. 337 S., original Halbleder/Halfranzbände mit je 2 abgesetzten Rückenschildchen in Rot und Grün (etwas berieben und bestossen/einige Rückenschildchen mit kleinen Fehlstellen) - Herausgegeben von einigen Freunden der vaterländischen Literatur/Komplette einheitliche erste Gesamtausgabe - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Gesamtausgaben,Literatur 17. - 20.Jahrhundert

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        Egenhændigt brev m. underskrift til "S.T. (i.e. "salvo titulo" - med forbehold for titler) Herr H.C. Andersen." Dat. "København den 11te Januar 1831." 1/2 side 4to.

      H-L. takker H.C.A. for et tilsendt eksemplar af "Phantasier og Skizzer", som er den første bog, han har modtaget i år, og som han vil nyde sammen med sine omgivelser, 1831. Med segl og H.C. Andersens adresse på bagsiden. Phantasier og Skizzer udkom til Nytår 1831. Så tidlige breve til H.C. Andersen er af største sjældenhed.Handwritten and signed letter for "Herr H.C. Andersen". Dated 11th of January 1831. 1/2 page 4to. H.C. Andersen is thanked for a copy of "Phantasier og Skizzer". The mentioned work appeared around New Year 1831. As early letters as this one for H.C. Andersen is of the greatest rarity.

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        Abbildung der ebenso muthvollen als gewagten Aufsteigung auf ein 90 Fuss hoch gespanntes Seil, ausgeführt von dem durch körperlicher Kraft und Gewandtheit sich auszeichnenden Acrobaten Herrn Rudolph Knie in München.

      (München), 1831. Lithographie. Bildgr.: 24 x 39,3 cm. - Blattgr.: 35 x 44,5 cm. Bemerkenswert schöne Darstellung, die Rudolph Knie (1808-1858; Sohn des Friedrich Knie, Stammvaters der Zirkusdynastie) beim Aufstieg auf dem Schrägseil vor der Kulisse des Münchner Karlstors zeigt. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        LUDWIG RICHTER (1803 - 1884). "Radirungen von Ludwig Richter. II. Heft. VI Bll. Malerische Ansichten aus den Umgebungen von Rom". Sechs Darstellungen auf sechs Blättern, lose im Originalumschlag.

      - 6 Radierungen von L. Richter bei C.G. Börner, Leipzig (1831), je ca. 13,5 x 18 cm. Hoff-Budde 210-215; Hoff 171-176. - Heft II. (von 2). - Die romantischen Ansichten entstanden wohl auf einer Italienreise, die L. Richter während der Jahre 1823-26 unternahm. Vorhanden sind: "Osteria", "Monte Circello", "Rossa di Mezzo", "Olevano", "Ponte Salaro" und "Castel Gandolfo". - Mit Ausnahme von Blatt 4 alle mit Signatur, bzw. Monogramm, sowie Blatt 2 datiert "1831". Jedes Blatt mit kleinem Trockenstempel unten links. - Die Tafeln sauber, der Umschlag im Falz geklebt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rituale Romanum Pauli V. Pont. Maximi Jussu Editum, cum canto Toletano et Appendice ex manuali itidem Toletano. .

      1831. . 1831 - Tipographia Regiae Societatis. Madrid. . 1 Vol. . VIII+500 páginas. Cuarto. Plena Piel de época. Religión / Teología / Ética / Monasterios /Ordenes Religiosas (General) . Bella y cuidada edición del ritual romano aprobado por el papa Pablo V que incluye el canto y manual propio toledano. Impreso a dos tintas por el tipógrafo Juan José Siguenza et Vera en buen papel. Contiene páginas con notaciones musicales para los oficios de difuntos, procesiones, etc. Recoge también un extenso apartado de exorcismos a demonios y un apendice del manual toledano de oficiar la liturgía.Precioso ejemplar encuadernado en piel de época con dorados en ambos planos y cierres de bronce. muy genuino. .

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        HOHENPEISSENBERG. - (Boxler, Lorenz). Hohenpeissenbergs gepriesene Höhe und Epfachs merkwerthe Funde. Mit zwei Prospect Kärtchen.

      Schongau, beim Verfasser 1831 - 21,5 x 13 cm. 31, 55 S. Mit 1 lithogr., mehrf. gefalt. "Prospect-Charte", 1 lithogr. Ansicht der Kirche von Epfach und 1 lithogr. Tabelle. Pappeinband der Zeit der Original-Broschur-Titel mit eingebunden. Nicht bei Lentner und Pfister. - Mit einer mehrfach gefalteten Tabelle, die alle von Hohenpeissenberg zu sehenden "Städte, Märkte, Flecken, Dörfer, Klöster, Schlösser, Weiler, Kirchen, Kapellen und Einödhöfe" alphabetisch auflistet. Die Karte mit schmalem Panorama der ersten alpinen Bergkette. Lorenz Boxler war Landrichter in Schongau. - Angebunden: Franz Anton Gratz "Beschreibung des Auerberges in der Umgebung von Hohenschwangau". Kempten, Joseph Kösel'schen Buchhandlung, 1840. 39 S. Mit 1 lithographierten Ansicht und 1 lithographierten mehrfach gefalteten Karte. Nicht bei Lentner; Schefold 40133. Franz Anton Gratz war Pfarrer in Denklingen. - Einband etwas berieben. Leicht fleckig, das Rundpanorama vom Hohenpeissenberg papierbedingt einheitlich gebräunt. - In dieser Zusammenstellung sehr selten. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Manuscript on paper, in Latin. "De executiva et inspectiva ecclesiae potestatibus disputatio.

      [Rome?, ca. 1831?44?]. Folio (32 cm; 12.5"). [7] ff., 371 pp.. Gregory XVI (pope, 1831?46) was a fervent ultramontanist and so sought to strengthen the papal prerogatives and powers, and through them the religious and political authority of his papacy. This manuscript on the => executive and investigative powers of the Church, a topic dear to his heart, dovetails nicely with ultramontanism and was dedicated to him. Signed by Tagliaferri at the end of the dedication, it is written in a single easy-to-read hand on a single stock of high quality wove paper with a watermark bearing the date of 1822.    => An extended text apparently unpublished, at least separately.    Provenance: Gilt supra-libros of Pope Gregory XVI. Circa 1930 acquired by John Howell, bookseller in San Francisco, and added to his personal library (bookplate on front pastedown). He later sold it to the Pacific School of Religion (bookplate on front pastedown; stamps).    Binding: Full vellum over boards, round spine, no raised bands; spine richly gilt using a variety of tools. Papal coat of arms in the center of each board. All edges gilt. Binding as above, spine darkened as are the boards, front joint expertly repaired; gilt faded but still attractive and "legible." Small stamp on a blank page and another in upper margin of the first page of the dedication; charge pocket on rear pastedown. => An impressively bound copy of an interesting and very nicely produced manuscript.

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        BAMBERG. - Heller, Joseph . Taschenbuch von Bamberg. Eine topographische, statistische, ethnographische und historische Beschreibung der Stadt und ihrer Umgebungen. Als Führer für Fremde und Einheimische.

      Bamberg, Dresch 1831 - 16,5 x 10,5 cm. VI S., 1 Bl., 297 S. Mit 1 gefalt. gestoch. Gesamtansicht, 14 Ansichten auf 8 Kupfertafeln und gestoch. Faltplan. Lwd. d. Zt. mit Rsch. Lentner 6803; Pfeiffer 2816. - Erste Ausgabe. - Die hübschen Ansichten, gestochen von Duncker, Duttenhofer und Geißler nach G.Chr. Wilder zeigen den Marktplatz, Dom, Ludwigsbrücke, obere Pfarrkirche, Schloß Altenburg u.a. Einige Tafeln mit 3 Ansichten. Mit dem gefalteten Kupferstichplan. - Rücken verblichen. Wenige Seiten leicht stockfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Storia di Carlo Emmanuele il Grande.

      Dedicata a SS.R.M. Carlo Alberto. Torino, Reale Tipografia, 1831, - 2 vol. in-8, pp.(20), 226, (2); (4), 239, (1), ritratto a mezzo busto del monarca inc. in rame in antiporta del I vol. Splendida legatura coeva in pieno marocchino verde riccamente ornata con filetti, bordura, fregi floreali in oro sui piatti ed ai dorsi a nervi, dent. int. (con etichetta del legatore G.Ambrosio di Torino). Rara monografia storica su C. E. III di Savoia (1701-1773, regnante dal 1730 alla sua morte), figlio di Vittorio Amedeo II e di Anna d'Orleans. Il nome del Semeria appare unicamente come firma della dedica a Carlo Alberto. Magnifico esemplare su carta forte, a pieni margini, in sontuosa legatura del tempo. Manca al Manno-Promis. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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        A VISIT TO THE SOUTH SEAS, in the U. S. Ship Vincennes, During the Years 1829 and 1830; with scenes in Brazil, Peru, Manilla, the Cape of Good Hope, and St. Helena

      New York: John P. Haven, 1831.. Two Volumes: Vol 1: 12mo., pp. 357; Vol II: pp. 360 (incl. appendix with "Manuscript left at Nukuhiva" and "Summary of the Cruise" by Captain Finch). Both volumes bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards with gilt titles on black leather spine labels. Contemporary owner's signature on title pages, interior pages somewhat foxed, calf rubbed to corners and spine ends, otherwise good to very good copies. This first edition is now generally only seen in the 1970 facsimile edition ( 2 Vols in 1).. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Pat Orr Fine Books]
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        Théorie des ressemblances, ou essai philosophique sur les moyens de déterminer les dispositions physiques et morales des animaux, d'après les analogies de formes, de robes et de couleurs.

      Paris, Treutel et Würtz, 1831; Fournier, 1844. Two volumes in two. Large 4to (24.0 x 31.3 cm; 26.6 x 35.1 cm). Volume I (1831): Half title, title page, 133 pp. 21 chromolithographed plates, finished by hand [1-20 numbered in the accompanying text, one not numbered]; Volume 3 (1844): xxiv, 207 pp., three hand-coloured plates. Similar, later blind quarter paper over original printed boards.l A peculiar work, being one of the first to make a deeper study of resemblances in natural history. Several observations made by Da Gama actually indicate true cases of mimicry, or true synapomorphies, but others are entirely coincidental similarities (e.g. the colours present in a bird, and in a flower). Apparently, Da Gama had a keen interest in entomology and ornithology, as most plates contain insects and, especially, birds. According to the title, the first volume has 20 plates, but actually there are 21. Inscribed by the author on the half title verso (dedication to "le Docteur Pugès"). A second volume appeared in 1836, and a fourth in 1858. These are not present in this set. Fore edges uncut. Old, ornithological library stamp on half title of volume 1, and front free endpaper recto of volume 3. Board rather rubbed, especially at the edges, and a bit soiled and worn. Some age-toning to a few plates ofwhich a few more heavy, otherwise clean. In all, good copies of this very rare work. Nissen ZBI, 1472.

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        Circus Gymnasticus. Großer Schauplatz der Akademie der höhern Reitkunst. Trampolinspringen, Herkulesstärke und Pantomime. Die Kunstreiter-Gesellschaft des Herrn J. Liebhard und G. Golz wird die Ehre haben, alle Tage Vorstellungen mit Veränderung zu geben. - Udo der Stählerne im Kampfe mit dem rothen Feuer-Riesen. Eine große heroische Pantomime, mei einem großen Brillant-Feuerwerk, das mit eine Canonade endigt. - Großes spanisches Trampolin-Springen. Ausgeführt von J. Golz und Batist aus Paris. - Der große Hypolit auf drey nebeneinander laufenden Pferden.

      (München), 29. und 30. Mai (1831). Plakat mit Holzschnitt (22 x 15 cm) und typographischem Text. Blattgr.: 52 x 43 cm. Wohl eine Umsetzung für den Circus des Ritterromans \"Udo der Stählerne\" des Joseph Alois Gleich. - Der Holzschnitt zeigt einen Artisten auf Stelzen, aus denen sich ein Feuerwerk entlädt. - Mit einer kl. Hinterlegung. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Circus Gymnasticus. Vor dem Karlsthore rechts in einer dazu erbauten Bude. Großer Schauplatz der Akademie der höhern Reitkunst. Trampolinspringen, Herkulesstärke und Pantomime. Die Kunstreiter-Gesellschaft des G. Golz und J. Liebhard wird die Ehre haben, alle Tage Vorstellungen mit Veränderung zu geben. Zum Beschlusse. Udo der Stählerne im Kampf mit dem rothen Feuer-Riesen. Eine große heroische Pantomime, mit einem großen Brillant-Feuerwerk, das mit einer Canonade endigt. - Großes spanisches Trampolin-Springen Ausgeführt von G. Golz. A. Liebhard wird sein indianisches Spiel ausführen.

      (München), 25. und 26. Mai (1831). Plakat mit Holzschnitt (22 x 31 cm) und typographischem Text. Blattgr.: 52 x 43 cm. Der Holzschnitt zeigt einen Artisten auf Stelzen, aus denen sich ein Feuerwerk entlädt. - Sehr gutes Exemplar! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        CATALOGUE DE LA BIBLIOTHEQUE DE SON EXC. M. LE COMTE D. BOUTOURLIN

      Privately printed, Florence 1831 - One of 200 copies printed. 6 x 9 inches high. Each section is page numbered separately: Manuscripts, 25 pp., Editions du XV Siecle 155 pp., Collection Aldine, 18 pp., Collection Bodonienne (Bodoni), 13 pp., Classiques Italiens, 74 pp., Theologie 26 pp., Sciences, Arts 42 pp., Belles Lettres 50 pp., Histoire 53 pp. Quarter polished calf with marbled boards, with gilt rules and title on spine. Laid in on front pastedown is a note in ink which reads "The Boutourlin library contains upwards of 24,000 volumes. - It cost Count Boutourlin more than 40,000 £ stl. The heirs would give it for 15,000 £. - payable by installments in 4-5 --or even 7 years--" Sounds like a pretty good deal, but books were eventually sold in Paris at auction 1839-41. Condition of the books is VERY GOOD; Rear joint is split open and needs repair, front joint worn, but not cracked, both hinges are very sound and binding is tight, very light wear to covers, some occasional light foxing in the text. Books on Books Rare RGR [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andre Strong Bookseller]
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